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“Nice little hotel with great location”
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Magic Castle Hotel
Ranked #2 of 353 Hotels in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 January 2009

Stayed here four night with my family around christmas.

We liked the Magic Castle Hotel very much. Everything worked very smoothly and we didn't face any problems.

We had asked for a quiet room in order to be able to rest out our jetlag and that was also what we got. The room was quiet, clean and functioning.

The best things about this hotel are location which couldn't be better and the nice staff. Our kids also enjoyed the possibility to use an outdoor swimming pool at this time of the year very much.

Their concept of complimentary snacks and DVD's was also very nice. At check in we received a list of snacks, beverages and DVD's available and you could ask for what you wanted whenever you felt like it. Quite a nice difference compared to other hotels whose minibar prices could be classed as robbery.

I warmly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2009

Was here for the last night of our month long honeymoon. Location was great (just 5 mins walk from the Chinese Theatre, Walk of Fame etc), staff were really friendly, the room was a good size, and there was a pool to use. Definitely recommend it as a place to stay if you're visiting Hollywood.

  • Stayed: October 2008
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Reviewed 14 December 2008

A small, really friendly hotel 5 minutes from the Chinese Theatre. The rooms could be spruced up a bit but there is so much to do in LA that the room was only used for sleeping in.

Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and the hotel is literally a 5 minute walk from the Chinese Theatre, Walk of Fame etc.

Would definately reccommend if you are trying to stick to a budget and would return myself. Make sure you have a midnight swim!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2008

I find it hard to fault the Magic Castle. Visited the Hotel twice in the past 10 years and this time around, had the choice of choosing a 'cheaper' deal at a hotel located just around the corner. I didn't think twice and plumped for the Magic.
Great spacious rooms, complimentary mini bar, cheap/secure car parking and the fact that you can sit poolside, enjoying the free breakfast whilst surfing the internet with the free wandering WIFI access makes the Magic real value for money and a cool place to be.
Can't wait for my return visit to LA and the brilliant Magic Castle Hotel. Oh, yes and the staff are friendly, helpful too.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 November 2008

The Magic Castle hotel is good value - we booked 2 rooms which were really large suites, with a kitchenette, sofabed and large dining table.

This would make an ideal base for staying for a few days to explore LA.

Pros:

- Good value

- Close to Graumann's Chinese Theatre etc.

- Great staff (really, they were very helpful and cheerful)

- Free "mini bar"; saves a fortune on candy and soda for the kids and water for us.

- great complementary continenal breakfast

- pool open all hours

Cons:

- Lots and lots of stairs. A bit of a pain when dragging in 2 week's worth of luggage into and out of, but other than that not a problem.

- No views from the rooms

- could do with the interior decor updating and brighter lighting in the rooms (they were really quite dark even in full daylight)

We stayed just around the corner from the Magic Castle hotel, in the Hollywood Celebrity , in March. Whilst their rooms are cheaper, they are also smaller and there is no pool.

As long as you aren't expecting the Ritz, this is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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HotelManager, General Manager at Magic Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2008

Thank you so much for taking taking the time to comment regarding your stay with us. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at Magic Castle Hotel. I just wanted to mention (for your future stays) and to other readers....if the steps are an issue for anyone, please don't hesitate to request a room on the courtyard level. This way you will only have to deal with a few steps leading to our lobby.

We hope to see you back here and thank you very much for staying with us.

Sincerely,
Darren Ross
General Manager

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Reviewed 12 November 2008

We wanted a central location but a family friendly one and were very happy with the Magic Castle Hotel.

Just one block from Hollywood Boluevard, the hotel is well located but wasn't noisy at all in the evenings.

We were travelling with our 16month old daughter and booked a 1 bedroom suite. The room was a little old, and had a few areas that could do with some attention, but all in all it met our needs.

Reception staff were excellent and really helped us with maps and recommendations on where to eat/visit.

The hotel had a complimentary DVD and in-room snacks menu when we were there which we used a few times. There is no room service though, but we ordered take-away's on the nights that we didn't want to cook for ourselves.

The rate was what you'd expect for such a central location, but I was generally very happy with the stay and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 October 2008

Nice location with only a few minutes walk to Hollywood Boulevard. Minor breakfast included.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Magic Castle Hotel

Address: 7025 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
#2 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#11 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: £166 - £333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Magic Castle Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just one block from Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Hollywood/Highland Center. We feature mostly very large One-Bedroom Suites. We also have smaller "Single" rooms, which are great for short stays and we have Two-Bedroom suites that sleep up to six people. All suites have a full kitchen, dining area, living room with pull-out sofa, and either one or two private bedrooms. We don't just talk about amazing guest service...we live it. Come and experience a truly unique and independent hotel. Enjoy the complimentary snacks available 24 hours a day, complimentary breakfast, and complimentary WiFi. Turndown service every night, and a newspaper delivered to your door each morning. Also enjoy access to the private club, The Magic Castle. There are age and dress code restrictions, so please ask us about it. ... more   less 
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